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Welcome to the show notes for Episode 34 of the OT Schoolhouse Podcast.
In this episode, Jayson interviews Ralph Schrader, OTR/L, a part-owner of a therapy clinic in New York and creator of the toy brand, Hungry Cutters. Ralph set out to create toys designed to facilitate developing fine motor skills in the kids he treats. Now, he is sharing those toys with us, along with a few tips for anyone out there who may be interested in developing their own toys. Listen in to hear about:
How Ralph started to develop his own toys
What drives the development of these toys
How toys are tools for therapists and parents
A few tips on how you could turn your self-made toys into a business
Where you can find the toys Ralph has created (*hint*, scroll down for Amazon links)
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Get 10 magnetic "Hungry Cutters" that stick to scissors and make cutting fun!
Play-based learning at its best with this game that encourages proper scissor technique as kids pick apples with a pair of tong scissors.
Use over 300 pieces to facilitate fine motor and visual perceptual development among your students.
Find free, printable templates for the Pegcasso Build & Drill set at HungryCutters.com
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